FW: Passing of Denis Sinor

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Fri Jan 14 17:15:43 UTC 2011

Dear Colleagues,

forwarded, some further sad news.

With condolences to all who knew and respected the work of a great

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johanna Laakso
Universität Wien, Institut für Europäische und Vergleichende Sprach- und
Literaturwissenschaft (EVSL) | Abteilung Finno-Ugristik
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Von: "Caples,  Matthew" <macaples at indiana.edu>
Datum: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:11:05 -0500
An: Johanna Laakso <johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at>
Betreff: Fwd: Passing of Denis Sinor

Dear Prof. Laakso,

I just wanted to pass on the sad news that Prof. Denis Sinor passed
away two days ago at the age of 94.

Matt Caples

PhD Candidate
Dept of Central Eurasian Studies
Indiana University Bloomington

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Tartalom: Denis Sinor death - memo from CEUS Chair

Dear Friends,

The Central Eurasian Studies Department and the academic world of
Central Eurasian studies is saddened to announce the passing away of
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Denis Sinor, peacefully , on the
evening of January 12.

Professor Sinor was a giant of Uralic and Altaic studies, whose
publications spanned Turkic, Mongolian, and Altaic linguistics, the
history of Hungary, the history of Inner Asia, and reflections on the
state of the field. He was also an institution-builder. Invited by
President Herman B Wells to Indiana University in 1962, Professor Sinor
took a pioneering program in Uralic studies and expanded it into one of
the world's premier institutions for research and teaching on Central

Those of us who knew Denis Sinor appreciated how his immense
self-confidence coexisted with deep kindness and solicitude for his
colleagues, students, and employees. He will be missed, but his legacy
of scholarship will endure.

We'll share the schedule of memorial services when it is finalized.

Christopher Atwood

Christopher P. Atwood
Chair, Central Eurasian Studies
Interim Director, Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405
CEUS: (812) 855-2233
CeLCAR: (812) 856-1159

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